How do you clean a bad car carpet odor?

What’s the best way to clean out a strong car carpet odor? I had a wet dog in my car this weekend, and now my carpet reeks.

Pets can be fun, but they’re also smelly! Luckily, you can use these tips to get rid of the wet dog odor in your car carpets:
  • Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet. Rub it in and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up. It should absorb some of the smell!
  • Try leaving a piece of charcoal in your car for a few days. Charcoal can absorb a lot of strong smells, so it might help clean the odor out of your carpet.
  • You can also rent a steam cleaner or a portable carpet cleaner for your car. This is a good way to deep clean your car if the smell is persistent.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 15, 2021

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